Shinohara Pops! The Avant-Garde Road, Tokyo/New York
This exhibition examines the 50-year career of Ushio Shinohara, an indispensable player in the field of global art history. From 1958-64, a critically important period of postwar Japanese art, Shinohara was a noted regular of the annual Yomiuri Independent Exhibition and a founding member of a short-lived avant-garde group, Neo Dada. Known for his Mohawk hairdo, he invented Boxing Painting, his version of "true" action.
Russel Wright: The Nature of Design
The exhibition explores the work and philosophy of renowned industrial designer Russel Wright, whose former home in the Hudson Valley-Manitoga-is now a national historic landmark. The exhibition focuses on the relationship of humankind with the natural world. While examining Wright's entire career from the 1920s through the 1970s, this exhibition will highlight his work between 1945 and 1968, when Wright increasingly designed in experimental and innovative ways.
The SUNY New Paltz Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. JoÃ«l Evans, will present a concert of both traditional and contemporary works for wind band. The program includes music by Aaron Copland, Eric Whitacre, William Schuman, and Mark Camphouse.